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In this week's New Statesman | Peak Ukip?
By New Statesman - 21 May 13:50

A first look at this week's magazine.

It's not anti-immigrant populism Scots are immune to, it's English nationalism.
Why can't Ukip crack Scotland?
By James Maxwell - 21 May 12:58

It's not anti-immigrant populism Scots are immune to, it's English nationalism.

The Labour leader won't U-turn if Ukip win the European elections.
Farage needs Miliband to promise an EU referendum - but he won't
By George Eaton - 21 May 9:21

The Labour leader won't U-turn if Ukip win the European elections. 

The Chancellor's denouncement of those who want to "pull up the drawbridge and shut Britain off from the world" applies to a significant number in his own party.
Osborne's speech is also an attack on Tory EU withdrawalists
By George Eaton - 21 May 8:19

The Chancellor's denouncement of those who want to "pull up the drawbridge and shut Britain off from the world" applies to a significant number in his own party.

The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers.
Morning Call: pick of the papers
By New Statesman - 21 May 7:31

The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers. 

A new poll shows the party trails in 25 must-win Conservative seats.
Labour two points behind in Tory-held marginals
By George Eaton - 20 May 22:30

A new poll shows the party trails in 25 must-win Conservative seats. 

Labour leader will travel across five regions to promote ten "cost-of-living" pledges.
Miliband to make 10 visits on final day of campaigning
By George Eaton - 20 May 22:00

Labour leader will travel across five regions to promote ten "cost-of-living" pledges.

There are some sectors that could easily afford to pay workers more.
Labour's minimum wage plan will ensure all benefit from growth
By Rachel Reeves - 19 May 19:42

There are some sectors that could easily afford to pay workers more. 

The Labour leader is being pushed to be less ambiguous in his criticism of the Ukip leader.
Cooper and Lammy's condemnation of Farage as "racist" puts pressure on Miliband
By George Eaton - 19 May 15:30

The Labour leader is being pushed to be less ambiguous in his criticism of the Ukip leader.

David Cameron likes to boast that there are more women in the workplace than ever. But for too many, life is getting harder.
Only Labour can be trusted to help working women
By Gloria De Piero - 19 May 14:41

David Cameron likes to boast that there are more women in the workplace than ever. But for too many, life is getting harder. 

The latest polls all show the Scottish independence campaign losing ground.
Alex Salmond's forward march has been halted
By George Eaton - 19 May 12:35

The latest polls all show the Scottish independence campaign losing ground.

AstraZeneca rejects Pfizer's final offer for the company.
Labour cheers a victory for the producers over the predators
By George Eaton - 19 May 9:08

AstraZeneca rejects Pfizer's final offer for the company. 

The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers.
Morning Call: pick of the papers
By New Statesman - 19 May 7:23

The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers. 

Labour leader pledges to increase the minimum wage faster than median earnings over the next parliament.
Miliband makes his big offer on the minimum wage
By George Eaton - 18 May 22:19

The minimum wage will rise faster than median earnings over the next parliament. 

By acknowledging where we went wrong and setting out a different approach, Ed Miliband has given us a route back into the national conversation.
Labour has changed on immigration - we recognise the public was right
By Sadiq Khan - 17 May 10:50

By acknowledging where we went wrong and setting out a different approach, Ed Miliband has given us a route back into the national conversation.

NHS privatisation isn't working, it’s time for a more mutual solution
By Adam Wildman - 16 May 17:18

Mutuals are best placed to initiate a system of healthcare that delivers personalised, holistic care in a cost-effective manner.

Party president also says that the Lib Dems will not withdraw from the coalition.
Tim Farron: Clegg's leadership not under threat if Lib Dems wiped out in European elections
By George Eaton - 16 May 14:09

Party president also says Lib Dems will not withdraw from the coalition.

Nigel Farage. Photo: YouTube
“What is racism?” Nigel Farage’s disastrous interview on LBC
By Anoosh Chakelian - 16 May 13:15

The Ukip leader had a car-crash interview with LBC's James O’Brien this morning, only made worse by his director of communications Patrick O’Flynn interrupting him live on air.

In this week's New Statesman: the fall of the SWP
By New Statesman - 16 May 11:45

In this week's magazine: Edward Platt reports on the rape accusation that has destroyed the Socialist Workers Party and provoked a succession battle on the far left.

Across radically different economies. there are powerful, populist pushes for a higher wage floor.
Seattle, Stuttgart, Switzerland – welcome to the new era of minimum wage radicalism
By Gavin Kelly - 16 May 10:49

Across radically different economies, there are powerful, populist pushes for a higher wage floor.

The more parties, broadcasters and papers pile in, the greater the danger of a non-agreement.
The opportunity for Cameron to avoid the TV debates is growing
By George Eaton - 16 May 9:08

The more parties, broadcasters and papers pile in, the greater the danger of a non-agreement. 

The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers.
Morning Call: pick of the papers
By New Statesman - 16 May 7:29

The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers. 

What the Obama strategist told Labour during his time in London.
David Axelrod: victory for Miliband will "send a message around the world"
By George Eaton - 15 May 18:39

What the Obama strategist told Labour during his visit to London. 

Too many are risking death in Qatar so that the world's richest sport can hold a festival.
We need to stand up for workers' rights in Qatar and elsewhere
By Jim Murphy MP - 15 May 16:57

Too many are risking death so that the world's richest sport can hold a festival.

Shadow cabinet members believe the the Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland Offices and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport should go.
Exclusive: Senior Labour figures push for government departments to be scrapped
By George Eaton - 15 May 15:54

Shadow cabinet members believe the the Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland Offices and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport should go. 

The shadow London minister says racial division is "terrible for both our society and economy".
Sadiq Khan declares war on race inequality
By George Eaton - 15 May 12:00

The shadow London minister will set out a comprehensive programme to tackle racial division in a speech tonight. 

The nuclear weapons system is a red-line issue for the nationalist grassroots.
Even if it wanted to, the SNP couldn’t use Trident as a bargaining chip
By James Maxwell - 15 May 9:53

The nuclear weapons system is a red-line issue for the nationalist grassroots.

It would enhance his bargaining power, while the Tories can remind him that they allowed a vote on AV.
Why Clegg would accept an EU referendum in another coalition
By George Eaton - 15 May 8:53

It would enhance his bargaining power, while the Tories can remind him that they allowed a vote on AV. 

The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers.
Morning Call: pick of the papers
By New Statesman - 15 May 7:29

The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers. 

The lifting of restrictions has had no significant impact on the number working in the UK.
Romanian and Bulgarian stats show up immigration scaremongering
By Alex Glennie - 14 May 16:30

The lifting of restrictions has had no significant impact on the number working in the UK.

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